Pakistani actress Nida Khan opened up about her mental illness and chronic depression.
She wanted to let people know that they aren’t alone if they suffer from anger issues or anxiety. Nida says that she was diagnosed with chronic depression at the age of 14 – which is quite a young age to deal with an illness this serious.
She wanted to share her story to inspire people who are also a victim to depression & she poured her heart out sharing:
“If I talk about my past life I have faced traumatic situations a couple of times. Some of it is related to my father because I have come from a broken family. My parents divorced when I was about four or five years old. When I was six years old my father passed away. His death was sudden as he was a policeman and died in an encounter after receiving a bullet wound in his head. My mother says I was shaking when I heard the news. Then I turned to her and told her that you have said this to me now but now we won’t ever talk about it. This was my response as a six-year-old kid.”
Nida shared a video on Instagram recently sharing how she dealt with trauma in the past few years . Watch below:
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“I was diagnosed with chronic depression when I was 14 years old. I grew up and became my mother’s spokesperson. The mother used to have some misunderstanding with her siblings. I used to be so outspoken that my mother called me ‘fighter pilot’ and if anyone laid finger on my mother, I would fly to them. When I left, I had a lot of anger and used to get mad because I didn’t know how to express myself,” she added.
Nida says she has been dealing with anger issues since quite a while. She says if she was ever hurt by someone, if she didn’t feel good because of somebody, or had someone troubling her – her first response to that person would be “go to hell”. She says her anger was out of her own control and she realized this when she hit rock bottom.
She was in a dilemma and then called a friend who’s a therapist and that friend advised her to look up and research about the problems she has been dealing with – apart from seeking therapy, since Nida believes she’s the kind of person who always wants to know something that’s about to be done beforehand.
She did her research and it’s been 3 years since the Pakistani actress is in therapy.
Nida says that therapy has helped her a lot. She also has a message for her fans and all the people who suffer from this illness that rather than giving into societal pressure and norms, listen to that voice inside your head and do what you think is important for you and will help you become a better version of yourself.
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